Der Kandidat – Macht hat Ihren Preis (2015)

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Der Kandidat – Macht hat Ihren Preis: Directed by Austin Stark. With Nicolas Cage, Sarah Paulson, Peter Fonda, Connie Nielsen. In the aftermath of the 2010 BP oil spill, an idealistic but flawed politician is forced to confront his dysfunctional life after his career is destroyed in a sex scandal.

“Fully engulfing itself to mimic real situations, a congressmen attempting to save the fishermen of Louisiana who just suffered a crisis from an oil spill attempts to use this to run for senate, but a scandal ruins his chances, but he still has a cause to finish while fighting his personal demons.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eItu0026#39;s a great political drama, but I feel it suffers by exploiting real life events trying to pull on our heart strings for sentimental value. If the fishermen where army troops, it would be an exploitation film rather than a political drama. It also suffers form a lot of down time where nothing is really happening and moving too slowly for nothing to be going on.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eThe movie is a tangled weave about how good deeds by positive people can be over shadowed by a media scandal that exploit their negative vices.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eItu0026#39;s an interesting look on how politics work and the necessaries of certain evils and how that works.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eThe Runner is a different point of view on a familiar story. Itu0026#39;s a bit grim when you soak it all in, but once again the slow pace and the stretching out of a story that could have been told in less than 90mins made it dull and incoherent at times weakening all the good qualities.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eItu0026#39;s too bad, cause Cage could have used a good movie were heu0026#39;s putting to use the acting chops that won him an Oscar.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eCage plays a man struggling with personal demons, some his own vices. Some vices pass down from his father, played by Peter Fonda who becomes the center of attention the moment he comes on screen.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eOverall, itu0026#39;s not a bad picture, but it could have been better.”


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